Jamal Yunos acquitted of uploading offensive content on FB


KUALA LUMPUR: The Ampang Sessions Court has acquitted Sungai Besar Umno chief Datuk Seri Jamal Md Yunos on two counts of uploading offensive content to Facebook two years ago.

Sessions judge Wan Mohd Norisham Wan Yaakob made the order of acquittal after finding that the prosecution had failed to prove a prima facie case against Jamal at the end of the prosecution's case.

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"The court finds that the defence had proven reasonable doubt in the prosecution's case and therefore the accused is discharged and acquitted from the two charges.

"The bail of RM20,000 is returned to the accused," the judge said here on Wednesday (Aug 10).

Deputy public prosecutor Aiza Ali Raman prosecuted while lawyer Mohd Hafizuddin Khan Norkhan represented Jamal.

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The prosecution closed its case last month after calling three witnesses to testify in the trial that began in May last year.

According to the first and second charges, Jamal, 52, was accused of uploading the offensive content with intent to annoy others on the Facebook page of "Datuk Seri Jamal Yunos" at 10am and 3pm on Aug 19, 2020.

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The videos were viewed at noon on Aug 20 last year at Taman Dagang Avenue in Ampang here.

Jamal was accused under Section 233(1)(a) of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 and faced a maximum fine of RM50,000 or up to one year's imprisonment or both, if convicted.

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